Montalcino, splendid Sienese stronghold in the heart of Val d'Orcia, we celebrate the Feast of the Thrush, a manifestation of historical folk who lights the minds of the entire population. The challenge of archery is one of the four quarters of Montalcino - Handbags, Pianello, Ruga and Travaglio - that arose thousands of years ago on the slopes of the hill, unificatisi, gave rise to the city.
The crux of the whole event - which takes place between local products tasting, parades and marches - and the race of archery among the archers, because representatives for each district. The winner withdraws from the Field Captain of a Silver Arrow, chanting songs of joy and leading the losers with funny grimaces.
All winter quarters losers will suffer the songs and jokes of the winner, a witness to come to this festival is not a simple, albeit spectacular, a reenactment, it is rather the expression of the social life of the inhabitants of Montalcino.
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